Jewellery: The Archaeological Evidence

Katharina Galor

in The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Daily Life in Roman Palestine

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199216437
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

 Jewellery: The Archaeological Evidence

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This article discusses archaeological evidence of jewellery in Jewish Roman antiquity. It stresses that jewellery is one of the best indicators of socio-economic status and is considered as a ‘special find’ by archaeologists. The discussion starts with the state of research on Roman jewellery in Palestine, and then examines the archaeological context of ancient jewellery. Finally, it identifies the different types of jewellery.

Keywords: jewellery; archaeological evidence; archaeological context; types of jewellery; ancient jewellery

Article.  3436 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Greek and Roman Archaeology ; Historical Archaeology

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